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Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:36 am

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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby the wicked child on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:41 am

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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby canaan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:53 am

childhood idol. beast.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby largegarlic on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:10 pm

I'm not really a Jordan or basketball fan, but there was a really good article on him turning 50 on espn.com (http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/page/Michael-Jordan/michael-jordan-not-left-building). It talks about how insanely competitive he is, and how this is both the source of his success and the root of many of his problems.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby MWB on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:35 pm

The Jordan Rules was a really good book.


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Edit: Playing for Keeps was the book I was thinking. That was great. Jordan Rules was also pretty good though.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby pittsports87 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:49 pm

Overrated.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:52 pm

pittsports87 wrote:Overrated.


Yeah, and sex is boring.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby penny lane on Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:31 pm

I 'd forgotten just how short BB uniforms used to be! :D All those legs... thanks to Mario's public golf tournament, I saw MJ too!

overrated... :roll:
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby CERV96 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:49 pm

I stoped watching and caring about this sport when he retired.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:59 pm

pittsports87 wrote:Overrated.


Obvious troll is obvious
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby DudeMan2766 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:16 pm

Being under 10 and loving basketball obviously I was a Bulls fan. I cherish getting to watch most of his career just slightly less than watching Mario's. I was up late and SportsNation was running their Top 50 Jordan highlights and I remembered so many of them like it was yesterday and it brought me back to my childhood seeing clips from my Bulls Championship tapes and Jordan videos SI sent me, that I would constantly watch to get pumped up for games. I soured on him after playing for the Wizards and the Bobcats fiasco, and more after his HOF speech. I dont like hearing about Lebron passing him, in my mind it'll always be MJ. Much like I've always said about the Gretzky/Mario debate, Wayne may have had more points, but Gretzky could never score goals and do the amazing things Mario did. Lebron is great, but you just dont see him pulling off the moments Jordan did.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby SolidSnake on Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:21 pm

pittsports87 wrote:Overrated.

Best basketball player ever? YOU GOT IT!
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:40 pm

Man this guy was a polarizing figure, agree with whoever said they stopped caring about pro hoops when he retired
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby MWB on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:55 pm

How was he polarizing? Most people seem to think he was one of the top 3 players ever (if not the best), extremely competitive, and a bit of a jerk in the process. Can also count me as one who hasn't watched much basketball since he retired.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby JS© on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:13 pm

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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:21 pm

Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, and also one of the biggest A-holes of all time. Just the way it is, dude was a baller though.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:23 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time, and also one of the biggest A-holes of all time. Just the way it is, dude was a baller though.


I can name quite a few people that are bigger a-holes than Jordan.

Hitler, Pol Pot, Stalin, The Husseins, Bin Laden are just a few from this past century. :pop:
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:27 pm

Why is MJ an a-hole?
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:30 pm

cause he was arrogant about his talent would be my guess. personally I like Jordan's arrogance, it adds to his legend that he walk the talk.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:35 pm

Gaucho wrote:Why is MJ an a-hole?


He's pretty well-known as one of the most arrogant athletes ever....and he earned that right. I didn't mean that as a criticism, it's just a fact that came with his talent and accomplishments.
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Rylan on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:37 pm

He beat the Kidd-Gilchrist kid in a 1v1 game at 49. He is without a doubt still a beast and has every right to be arrogant. That is damn awesome lol
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:39 pm

I guess there is MJ arrogance, which I don't mind, and then there's Lance Armstrong arrogance, which I find despicable. :wink:
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Godric on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:44 pm

I don't understand some people and how they want athletes to be.

boring?
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:49 pm

Godric wrote:I don't understand some people and how they want athletes to be.

boring?


lol? I wasn't criticizing Jordan, just stating a fact
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Re: Happy 50th Birthday

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:51 pm

I want them to be like Paul Scholes.
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